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Digital Derby Auto Raceway

handheld video game

Despite its name, Digital Derby Auto Raceway is in fact not digital, but rather an electro-mechanical handheld game released by TOMY in 1978. This battery-powered racing game contains a miniature steering wheel, a timer, a lap counter, and a gearshift. The central screen depicts scrolling race cars in the background, while the player's car appears on a small plastic tab slightly above the simulated track. Players move their car from left to right by turning the steering wheel, trying to to weave in between the scrolling cars. Failure to avoid enemy cars results in a crash. Players attempt to complete as many crash-free laps as possible turning each game, which is limited by the mechanical timer.

  • Manufacturer: TOMY
  • Material: plastic | metal
  • Origin: Japan
  • Object ID: 114.3196
  • Credit Line: Gift of Tara Winner
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